DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF SIMPLE, RAPID AND SENSITIVE UV, HPLC AND HPTLC METHODS FOR THE ESTIMATION OF PIRFENIDONE IN TABLET DOSAGE FORM
- Anti-fibrotic agent
UV, HPLC and HPTLC methods were developed and validated for the quantitative determination of Pirfenidone, a novel antifibrotic agent used in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Chromatography was carried out by isocratic technique on reversed phase Eclipse XDB-C18 column (150 x 4.6 mm, 5μm) with mobile phase consisting of phosphate buff: acetonitrile (pH 3.5) 72:28 v/v at flow rate 1mL/min. TLC was carried out by stationary phase precoated Silica Gel 60 F254 TLC Plate using mobile phase Toluene: Methanol, 8:2 v/v. The UV spectrophotometric determination was performed at 311nm using solvent methanol. The proposed methods were validated according to ICH Q2-(R1) guidelines. The linearity range for Pirfenidone was 5-70 μg/mL for HPLC, 800-1600 ng/spot for HPTLC and 10-60 μg/mL for UV method. These methods were accurate and precise with recoveries in the range of 98.2-102.32 and relative standard deviation < 2%. The developed methods were successfully applied for determination of Pirfenidone in tablets.